What do 1,500 pounds of flour, 50 pounds of honey, 250 pounds of brown sugar, 450 pounds of powdered sugar, 60 quarts of egg whites, and a whole lot of candy get you? A pretty epic gingerbread castle, that's what. Downtown's Seattle Sheraton Hotel is hosting its 21st annual Gingerbread Village. This year's theme is "There's a Rhyme and a Reason this Holiday Season." Hence, each of the six gingerbread displays, designed by various architectural firms in Seattle, has a nursery rhyme inspired theme this year.
Participating architectural firms include MulvannyG2 Architecture, Weber Thompson, Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties & Gelotte Hommas Architecture, Callison, DLR Group and 4D Architects, Inc.
Between the Sheraton culinary staff, the architectural firms, and a variety of off-the-street help, over 100 volunteers spent about a month during lunch breaks and after work to put together these sights of wonder. The event is held in the Sheraton lobby and is available to view anytime and any day. It's free to attend, but donations to the Northwest Chapter of JDRF, which is working on a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, are encouraged. The Gingerbread Village will be available to view until January 1, but check out our before and after photos in the meantime.
· 21st Annual Gingerbread Village [MyEvent]
· Sheraton Seattle Gingerbread Village Presents "Once Upon A Time" [Curbed Seattle]